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A ghost town with real character, the town of Rhyolite was founded in 1904 due to what many believed to be a rich strike of ore, but alas, was not meant to be.
Off Highway 374, Death Valley National Park, Beatty, NV 89003
+1 775-482-7800
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just happened by, and decided to pull in. Was an old gold mine back in the day. Little museum on site, and a quick tour worth the drive off the road. Stop and take a look.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cold1za
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth the stop on the way to Death Valley. If the museum is open be sure to check it out. Rhyolite is a querky place but fun to walk around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 71Danica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve lived in Nevada for over 40 years. When my husband was alive, we used to visit and photograph Nevada ghost towns. So I have seen many ruins of former glory days. Sometimes they are just a wide spot in the road, sometimes a few...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Stopped here on way to Death Valley, was a bit disappointed really. Was expecting more apart from a couple of ruins.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank epic9990
Reviewed 28 October 2018

There are historic photos displayed showing the people who lived here in 1907. A vibrant, bustling town and then look at the buildings in front of you. You can walk among the ruins - and imagine. It made me wonder....I have been to other ghost...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GrammyH0713
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

I always wanted to visit this place. The classic what I call ghost guardian angel that stands by the bicycle has always intrigued me. It appears to me to be an angelic presence that looks over wanderers and travelers out in the ghost town, helping...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped off here on our way from Death Valley to Las Vegas. There aren’t many buildings left but I’m glad we stopped off and if you’ve never been to a Ghost Town I would recommend it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helen G
Reviewed 19 October 2018

I didn't know places like this existed and really appreciated that in many spots it was possible to snoop around and get close to what is left of the town. It's almost a shame to say too much and ruin the surprise. Check out the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This ghost town near the eastern edge of Death Valley was once a thriving mining town, but that was long ago. Now there are ruins of several buildings, a cemetery and abandoned streets -- more than in most ghost towns. It's a short drive from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cary L
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I have visited Rhyolite ghost town a number of times down the years and was lucky enough to go again this year. True, some of the buildings are now nothing more than a few bricks, but the ghostly structures like the old schoolhouse are quite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Long-Rider53 | Reviewed this property |
Rhyolite is a Ghost Town, in ruins. Stagecoach Inn & Casino In Beatty just down the road, has a Dennys. Other restaurants are along the way.
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